The dollar figure at the heart of a spending scandal at Ryerson University has now soared beyond half a million.
During an emergency meeting at the downtown Toronto campus on Friday night, the board of directors for Ryerson’s student union passed a motion approving a forensic audit that will review nearly $700,000 in questionable spending over a nine-month period.
Daniel Lis, chair of the meeting, began the session by addressing the hundreds of students who waited outside of the auditorium for more than an hour to hear what the board and executive members had to say. Lis explained that the executive’s elected president, Ram Ganesh, refused to attend the meeting because he feared for his safety.
If he did pilfer all that money, then the punishment should include re-paying the entire amount. Jail time alone won't cut it.